I've pointed to different e-commerce plugins for such eShop and WP ecommerce, YAK Purchasing Cart got here to my consideration, and writer Jason R Briggs describes the plugin as follows :

YAK is an open supply procuring cart plugin for WordPress. It contributes merchandise to weblog entries, so your postal ID might be your product code. It helps pages and posts as merchandise, handles several types of merchandise by classes, and gives customizable procuring choices (examine or deposit, base card bank card kind, customary PayPal integration, PayPal Funds Professional and Authorize.web).

I'm due to this fact enthusiastic about testing to see the way it resembles the opposite add-ons I've tried. So let's get into the plugin's benefits and drawbacks.

Contains gross sales studies and graphs

The YAK procuring cart incorporates a gross sales report on the Instruments menu. In comparison with different extensions, it’s clearly optimistic and there are extra studies obtainable to view gross sales processes. The plugin studies are as follows:

o Finest Sellers of the 12 months
o Finest Sellers of the Month
o A Easy Graph to See the Gross sales of the Month

Good Fee Choices Accessible

There are various cost choices obtainable within the YAK Purchasing Cart and are constructed into the add-on. Not like different ecommerce plugins which are restricted or require extra cost gateways, it covers many of the YAK. This plugin affords:

o Authenticated Credit score Card Processing
o Credit score Card for Receivables
o Copyright
o Paypal and Paypal Professional
o Google Checkout

so long as you’ve got an account with these cost merchants, it's not too simple to hyperlink your procuring cart. Though I seen that cost choices akin to money, examine / money, and money are nonetheless lacking. YAK additionally affords a safe SSL connection for the above funds.

Documentation and assistance is troublesome to search out
The plugin was put in very simply, nevertheless it was very troublesome to navigate by the YAK administration panel. That is partly due to the shortage of documentation about utilizing the plugin. With out documentation, most individuals are struggling to make use of YAK and discover it user-friendly. As well as, I used to be very stunned that I needed to pay for the handbook to get the documentation and provides the impression that the plugin was designed solely for not utilizing cash, simply documentation. I’d moderately must pay a plugin with the documentation than to provide a plugin to waste time on methods to use it your self.

Lack of performance for merchandise

After making a product in a publish and linking it to YAK, I discovered that it's actually primary and doesn’t have a lot performance. There aren’t any fields to stick product photos. It was not simple to search out the fields for properties akin to weight and quantity. I felt misplaced when attempting so as to add merchandise.

Not consumer pleasant and lacking design on the entrance finish

As I’ve requested with out documentation, the consumer must spend time on how the plugin works. The worst factor is that every part of the YAK administration shouldn’t be in itself explanatory. First, after putting in the plugin, I went to discover a menu I known as YAK, however after noticing I’ve nothing, I discovered that it was within the Instruments menu. Added three new hyperlinks: orders, merchandise, and gross sales studies. I believe YAK builders suppose I can determine methods to use it, however they're mistaken. Even pissed off!

You will need to word that the settings embody an YAK connection that means that you can modify the Primary, Merchandise, Obtain, Fee, Particular, Superior, Delivery, Promotions settings. This alleviated some frustration when I discovered this, however I nonetheless haven’t seen a lot on the entrance. As you’ll be able to see, a really badly designed plugin and lack of consumer friendliness each on the entrance finish and on the administration.


I made a decision to go away this extension as I spent greater than three hours and perceive how the plugin matches right into a WordPress weblog. General, the shortage of user-friendliness and the consumer handbook may be very troublesome to resolve your self. For many who need one thing easy and a procuring cart that works immediately, YAK is unquestionably not the answer. I'll return to any day of WP e-Commerce or eShop.

Extensions scores 1 out of 5.

Supply by Tyrone Shum

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